randy ribay

After the Shot Drops

Contemporary

Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can’t help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble.

When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision—maybe a dangerous one.

Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion.

Randy Ribay

Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest. A graduate of the University of Colorado and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ribay taught English on the East Coast for a decade but now teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his wife and two dog-children.

Schedule

Friday, October 19

11:00-11:45amPanel Discussion – I’m Only Me When I’m With You

Location:  DSU 3023-25

When life is tough, it’s good to have a friend to lean on. Some of these authors are friends; some write about friendship in the midst of troubling times. Navigating friendships as a teen—in  real life or on the page—can be tricky, but it can also build unlikely (and necessary) camaraderie in real life.

Along with these authors:
Nisha Sharma
Candace Ganger
Kate Hart
Amy Spalding
Dave Connis
Moderated by Courtney Stevens

5:00-5:45pm •  Panel Discussion – I Wrote That?!

Location:  Spencer’s Coffee (915 College St.)

It’s the old favorite (and most scary) question asked by author fans and friends alike: “Can I read some of your first tries at writing?” Gather ‘round as these authors—some well-established and some debut—share some of their not-so-great stuff from when they were just starting out.

Along with these authors:
Candace Ganger
Ashley Woodfolk
Juleah del Rosario
Brandy Colbert
Skila Brown
Moderated by Jodi Meadows